And the Valley turned out en masse to show their pride on July 4, the country’s day of independence. Line up-on the main street in Fort Bridger started early as people were on hand to pick their spot to watch the parade. Red, white and blue dotted the landscape both in the way people were dressed and in the floats in the parade. And as usual, in an election year multiple politicians were on hand to get their names before the voters. There were at least 20 floats bearing the name of politicians, maybe more. And a hit with the kids was the ample candy thrown from the floats and the fire truck near the end of the parade that sprayed water for the kids along the parade route to dance in and cool off.
PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis